Fountain pen signature, “Winston S. Churchill,” on an off-white 4.5 x 3 slip clipped from the top of blindstamped Treasury Chambers stationery. Light soiling and a paperclip impression to the upper left, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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Vintage fountain pen signature, “Winston S. Churchill,” on an off-white 4.5 x 2.5 page. In fine condition, with moderate toning to lower corners. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Uncommon vintage color 9 x 11 print of Churchill in his RAF uniform by David Waddington, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Winston S. Churchill.” Matted and framed to an overall size of 13.5 x 16.5. In fine condition, with some scattered mild toning to borders, none affecting the image or signature. Churchill served as an Honorary Air Commodore of No. 615 (County of Surrey) Squadron in the Auxiliary Air Force, and was awarded honorary wings. This is the first signed image of Churchill in uniform we have ever offered. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Vintage print, 13.25 x 11, of a portrait of Churchill seated in a chair, his trademark cigar in one hand, originally done by Arthur Pan in 1943, signed in the lower border in black ink, “Winston S. Churchill 1951.” Framed to an overall size of 14.75 x 13. In very good condition, with scattered foxing and dampstaining to borders, some lightly affecting signature, and some slight rippling. There is also some wear and chipping to frame. Pan’s painting was a rallying cry to the British people during the dark days of the war, and this image carries Churchill’s famous quote and a reproduction of his signature at the bottom. The original oil painting by Arthur Pan hangs at the American Embassy. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Scarce original 5 x 8.5 cabinet photo of Churchill as a young politician, circa 1908, by John Thomson, signed below the image in black ink, “Winston S. Churchill.” Embossed studio info at the bottom of the mount reads: “By Royal Warrant, Photographers to His Majesty the King, 141 New Bond St., W., Thomson.” In very good condition, with scattered surface marks and impressions, silvering to borders of the image, a few dings to the left border of the mount, and left and right edges of the mount lightly trimmed. This portrait comes from a sitting with famed Scottish photographer John Thomson, who pioneered photojournalism with his social documentary photography from throughout the Far East and the streets of London. He went on to become a portrait photographer of British high society, gaining the Royal Warrant in 1881. Around the time of this photograph, Churchill began his third term in Parliament and married Clementine Hozier, who he would remain with until his death. The dignified portrait depicts Churchill wearing his famous navy blue and white polka-dot bow tie, eventually mass-marketed as the ‘Blenheim,’ which he popularized and wore throughout his life. RR Auction COA.
Original handwritten menu, done in an unknown hand, 3.25 x 5, with one side imprinted “The Escaped Officers’ Club, Freedom – but not forgetfulness,” listing 42 officers captured, by country (Germany, Turkey, South Africa), with the reverse bearing a handwritien menu for a five-course meal. Signed in pencil on the menu side, “W. S. Churchill,” and ten other members of The Escaped Officers’ Club listed on the menu have signed in ink or pencil: Major Fox (twice, once on each side), Captain Gilliland, Captain Keeling, Lieutenants Dale, Harding, Insall, Russell, Williams, Wilson, and Wingfield. Menu is also signed by seven others as well. In very good condition, with light contrast to Churchill’s signature over menu, light surface loss along top edge of reverse, and some scattered light toning and soiling. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Superb original vintage signed ink sketch of an exhausted boxer sitting in his corner, being rubbed down by one trainer and fanned with a large towel by another, titled “The Losing Side,” on an off-white 9 x 7 sheet, signed under the image, “Winston S. Churchill—/92.” Sheet is affixed to a 10.75 x 8.25 mount. In fine condition, with a uniform shade of toning over image from previous display, and toning, soiling, and adhesive remnants to mount. Apparently the young Churchill gave this picture to the owners of a sweet shop close to Harrow School, and it remained in their family until its sale. This appears to be the earliest-known artwork by Churchill, with it’s title decidedly ironic in light of the man’s future achievements. Provenance: Christies.